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Birthstone for January: Garnet
Flower for January: Carnation
Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise in January.
Friday Jan 1 Last Quarter. New Year’s Day. The Moon is ending its third quarter. It is waning. Planting by the Moon: do no planting during the Moon’s last quarter. Instead, clean up the garden, kill weeds and insect pests.
Tuesday Jan 5 Twelfth Night.
Wednesday Jan 6 Epiphany.
Saturday Jan 9 New Moon. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s first quarter, plant leaf vegetables like lettuce and other vegetables growing above ground that have seeds that are not eaten.
Saturday Jan 16 First Quarter. The Moon is ending its first quarter. It is waxing. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s second quarter, plant vegetables in which the seeds can be eaten: beans, tomatoes, peppers and squash.Birthstone for February: Amethyst
Monday Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (observed).
Saturday Jan 23 Full “Snow” Moon. Robbie Burns Night at Riverside Hotel in Boise. For tickets call 208 362-3144. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s third quarter, plant root crops like turnips, potatoes, beets and carrots.
Friday Jan 29 thru Feb 7 McCall Idaho Winter Carnival.
Sunday Jan 31 New Year’s Day. The Moon is ending its third quarter. It is waning. Planting by the Moon: do no planting during the Moon’s last quarter. Instead, clean up the garden, kill weeds and insect pests.

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